The Remote Swedish Town That Drives The Automobile Industry

Every car goes through a battery of tests before they are rolled out into the market. Some of these tests include driving in extreme conditions such as in ice and freezing temperatures. Arjeplog, an icy outpost located about 60 miles south of the Arctic Circle in Sweden, is where many European and Asian automobile manufacturers conduct their tests. The region has lots of lakes, whose frozen surface provides an idea test bed for automakers and suppliers to see how their cars react to the brutal wintry conditions.


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The town of Arjeplog in Swedish Lapland. Photo: Anders Lennver/Flickr


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